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27 February 2018 9:31 AM O'Brien, Kavanagh to sue for more than $10 million in cobalt case

Trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh will each sue vet Tom Brennan and Flemington Equine Clinic from more than $10 million and are reserving their rights to make similar claims against Racing Victoria after picking up small fines as their long running cobalt cases came to end on Tuesday. Kavanagh and O'Brien were fined $4000 and $8000 respectively 21

16 February 2018 3:18 AM Battle lines drawn as FIFA get set to mediate between Australian soccer's warring parties

The two can no longer be separated, as FFA chairman Steven Lowy has now become the biggest factor linking the two issues. Sure, Simon Pearce of Melbourne City and Greg Griffin of Adelaide United, the two main frontmen for the A-League clubs opposed to Lowy, are key members of the dramatis personae in what has veered between a comedy of errors - without 22

12 February 2018 9:03 AM VRC set to name new Cup backer

The Victoria Racing Club is on Tuesday expected to unveil luxury Japanese carmaker Lexus as the new naming rights sponsor for the Melbourne Cup in a multimillion-dollar deal for the race that stops the nation. The VRC, which controls Flemington and presides over the biggest week of the spring carnival, may also announce an increase in prizemoney for the $6.2 million 21

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Big four banks won't enforce gag orders in royal commission

The major banks have promised not to enforce confidentiality agreements that were threatening to stop victims or whistleblowers from giving evidence to the royal commission into industry misconduct. Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson reflects on the long journey to the announcement of a royal commission, and whether it will make a difference 14

7 February 2018 9:37 AM Saints got same cash from AFL as GWS Giants and Brisbane Lions

St Kilda were funded by the AFL last year to the same level as expansion market clubs Greater Western Sydney and the Brisbane Lions. The Saints distribution was $20.6 million and was understood to be the highest of any club not in an expanding market. It emerged this week that the AFL bailed out the Gold Coast last year with an additional $5.5 million 14

31 January 2018 8:35 PM House of Cards resumes production, with Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear

Kevin Spacey is out, but House of Cards has brought in two new Oscar calibre stars. Netflix this week resumed production on the final season of its popular series, minus its disgraced star, but with the addition of new high-profile cast members: Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear. Professional boxer Anthony Mundine tells I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestants 16

26 January 2018 1:08 PM 'We are concerned for his life' – PNG nurse on Manus asylum seeker

A 42-year-old Manus Island asylum seeker could die in a Port Moresby hospital if he is not taken to Australia for treatment, according to a nurse at the hospital. The nurse said the man was refusing to eat and staff at the hospital believed he should recieve medical treatment in Australia. Amnesty International said the Iranian man was approaching the third 19

22 January 2018 3:23 PM Senior public servants begin Airservices class action bid

Senior public servants will take Airservices Australia to court in what is believed to be a first of its kind employment class action that could sting the federal government more than $30 million. It is alleged that Airservices, a federal government-owned organisation, systemically breached the Fair Work Act by failing to pay required salary increases 21

21 January 2018 3:51 PM US Navy sails near disputed South China Sea waters, sparking outrage in Beijing

Shanghai: A US Navy destroyer has sailed near the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed South China Sea lagoon claimed by China, angering Beijing. China's foreign ministry said USS Hopper missile destroyer came within 12 nautical miles off Huangyan Island, better known as the Scarborough Shoal and subject to a claim by the Philippines, a historic ally of the United 21

12 January 2018 8:12 AM WBBL: Sixers and Thunder out for bragging rights in Sydney smash

A Sydney derby, a top-of-the-table clash, and a vital two points heading into the business end of the season. The Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers don't need any more motivation to be pumped up for their WBBL clash at the SCG on Saturday. But they've got some - bragging rights. The Thunder and Sixers are both in good form, with the Thunder leading 17